A Comparison of Russian Practices in Industrial Statistics with UN Recommendations: Similarities and Differences in Classifications, Data Items and Indicators

28 Pages Posted: 7 Mar 2017

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Liudmila Kitrar

National Research University Higher School of Economics

Georgy Ostapkovich

National Research University Higher School of Economics

Tamara Lipkind

National Research University Higher School of Economics

Kateryna Gumeniuk

United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

Liudmila Katorgina

Government of the Russian Federation - Division of Organization and Enterprises Statistics

Date Written: March 6, 2017

Abstract

This study compares Russian state information systems of industry with UN international recommendations. The harmonization of the Russian information system with successful international practices is necessary for measuring the main industrial indicator levels and dynamics in comparison with the information analogues of both cross-border and strategically important countries. This allows the estimation of the efficiency and competitiveness of Russian industry and the best decisions to be made at all levels of governance in Russia including in the technology and innovation policy sphere.

The study shows that a significant number of annual, quarterly, monthly and weekly reporting forms within the Russian statistical system in the absence of a single questionnaire for obtaining comprehensive information from an enterprise and unified methodological recommendations do not solve the information gap problem. The available disaggregated information is not sufficient to analyse the quality and effectiveness of industrial policy, especially in comparison with global levels and tendencies of re-industrialization. The state statistical system needs modernization to reduce the reporting burden on enterprises and improve information transparency and comparability at the detailed level.

Keywords: industrial statistics, statistical unit, economic activities classification

JEL Classification: C80, C82, C89

Suggested Citation

Kitrar, Liudmila and Ostapkovich, Georgy and Lipkind, Tamara and Gumeniuk, Kateryna and Katorgina, Liudmila, A Comparison of Russian Practices in Industrial Statistics with UN Recommendations: Similarities and Differences in Classifications, Data Items and Indicators (March 6, 2017). Higher School of Economics Research Paper No. WP BRP 72/STI/2017, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2928059 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2928059

Liudmila Kitrar

National Research University Higher School of Economics ( email )

Myasnitskaya street, 20
Moscow, Moscow 119017
Russia

Georgy Ostapkovich

National Research University Higher School of Economics ( email )

Myasnitskaya street, 20
Moscow, Moscow 119017
Russia

Tamara Lipkind (Contact Author)

National Research University Higher School of Economics ( email )

Myasnitskaya street, 20
Moscow, Moscow 119017
Russia

Kateryna Gumeniuk

United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) ( email )

Wagramer Strasse 5
P.O. Box 300
Vienna, A-1400
Austria

Liudmila Katorgina

Government of the Russian Federation - Division of Organization and Enterprises Statistics ( email )

Russia

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